Slice Visit

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Kiran Singh
CategoriesCharities/organisations Initiatives Injuries Supply chain engagement Working methods
Slice visited Multiplex and their supply chain to demonstrate their latest products. Slice are a UK manufacturer who design and produce cutting products. The company has developed a collection of safety cutters that increase productivity, lower costs, and most importantly, reduce injuries. Multiplex have organised this workshop to help prevent work place injuries and accidents by reducing the use of...

Multilingual Safety Information for Drivers

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesDriver information Roads Traffic management Traffic marshal
On the Broadway project, there are a large number of deliveries drivers visiting the project on a daily basis, including deliveries coming from across Europe. Some of the drivers coming from Europe are non-English speakers and safety standards can be different too. For those reasons, the project team decided to create a multilingual Safety Information sheet for visiting vehicle drivers...

Salsa Lesson at The Broadway

Published 24 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Recreation
At the Broadway project, we held a one off exercise class: a Salsa lesson. The class is designed to give people a chance to try new forms of exercise, meet new people and have some fun building team relationships. The lesson was taught by one of the black hats and attended by Multiplex staff and subcontractors. All those in attendance...

Traffic Management Animation

Published 20 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesTraffic management Workforce information
On this project, on top of a Traffic Management Plan, Method Statement and Risk Assessment, they are using “Traffic Management Animation” to brief all new workers. The animation can also be shared via Whatsapp. The feedback from the workforce on this was very positive and the use of this animation is reflecting positively on the site operation on a daily...

Anti-Drug Campaign 3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by David Taylor
CategoriesAlcohol testing Attitudes Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Healthy lifestyle advice Management
Following a project safety stand down at the beginning of the year, and regular drug and alcohol testing carried out on site, the team have engaged with the workforce on an anti-drug campaign. A drugs and alcohol testing specialist has joined the site in carrying out regular testing and delivering presentations to the workforce in order to highlight the issues...

Thermal Imaging Infrared Camera to Monitor Circulation for HAVS 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesHealth screening Occupational health risks Worker fatigue
On the Broadway project, as with all other Multiplex projects, we are aware of the importance of monitoring HAVS for our workforce, and in doing so we make sure the monitoring of HAVS is undertaken regularly by risk assessment and by the usage of a HAVI watch, which is attached to the employee and tool. We know that this is...

Occupational Health Nurse Delivering Onsite Defibrillator Training 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesDefibrillators Emergency procedures First Aid Initiatives Injuries Personal development Training Training
On The Broadway project, we have invested in a number of automated external defibrillators which are designed to be used by any persons on the project and are all registered with the London Ambulance Service. On the project, we have many non-UK resident employees who do not understand the purpose of defibrillators and why we have them on hand in...

Onsite Union Representative 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesConsultation Employed Management attitudes Open door policy
On The Broadway project, we have appointed our own union representative to work alongside the contractors onsite, as without representation at workplace level, there would be no-one to act as the link between members, the employer and the union. There would also be no-one to organise, represent and negotiate on behalf of people in the workplace. Some of the things...

Firescape Spray-Safe 2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5

Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesEmergency procedures
On the Chelsea Barracks site, the Firescape Spray-Safe has been introduced,  which is a hand held fire extinguisher for small fires only. The Spray-Safe is a portable extinguisher and has been designed to assist in putting out small fires caused by wood, paper, textile and similar class A fires, for liquid fuel and oil fires. The Spray-Safe has been designed...

Colour Coded Building/Cores

Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesAccess/egress Escape routes Safety signage
On The Broadway Project, we have introduced colour coded cores/buildings. There are six towers on the project, and colour coding each building allows for them to be easily identified where necessary, as well as acting as a wayfinder. New operatives and visitors to the project are able to easily find their way around site, as the colours act as another...

WAPE: Working at Perimeter Edge 3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesManagement Risk information Site specific induction Supervision Supervision Training
During the planning stage of the Broadway project, a number of risk review workshops were undertaken to focus on what will be the main risks during construction and what we can do to improve safety as a team. As work at height was the main risk, the team decided put together a project specific document designed to help everyone working...

Hub of Hope 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesCounselling services Mental health Stress Worker fatigue
On The Broadway project, we have issued an app called “Hub of Hope” to all staff working on the project. The Hub of Hope is a national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country that offer mental health advice and support, together in one place. The Hub of Hope has reached...

Stronger Together Training 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 3 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Kirsty Cuthbertson
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Training
The issue of modern slavery is an enduring challenge faced by the construction industry. With often complex and evolving supply chains, construction can be seen as an easy target for those wishing to take advantage of individuals who find themselves in a situation that makes them vulnerable to illegal practices. Multiplex recognises the importance of the industry coming together in...

Big Build – Rain Gardens

Published 3 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Kirsty Cuthbertson
CategoriesAwareness Community liaison Schools Universities
The team at Multiplex’s University of Glasgow project took part in the 2019 Honor Goodsite Big Build Competition. Partnering with a local primary school, we decided to build a replica of the University’s new Research Hub which is currently under construction. As well as the Research Hub, the team also built a replica of the Rain Gardens which will form...

Environmental Top Trumps

Published 3 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Kirsty Cuthbertson
CategoriesInvolvement Training Training Workforce
The sustainability team at Multiplex’s University of Glasgow project have developed a fun break out session as part of one of their in-house training courses. The Environmental Responsibilities Training course has been designed to provide all members of the site team with a broad overview of the legislative, strategic and client-driven environmental requirements of the project. In order to provide...